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Overview
Cambridge is known for its historic attractions, but typical tours can take up a lot of time, especially for those on a brief visit. Discover the city by punt, passing landmarks such as King's College and the Mathematical Bridge. Learn about their history from your guide as you sail in a traditional, flat-bottomed boat. The tour’s convenient duration and regular departure schedule is ideal for those looking to tick off this authentic experience while saving time.
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by Scudamore's Punting Company
    Pass by The Backs
    Pass by Mathematical Bridge
    Pass by King's College Chapel
    Pass by Bridge of Sighs
You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Observe some of the city’s most notable sites, including King’s College Chapel and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Learn about the city’s history and culture from your accredited guide and relax with your own chauffeur 
  • Save time with a convenient tour duration and regular departure times
  • Experience a typically English pastime, with punting a popular leisure activity for over 100 years
What to Expect
Depart from a central Cambridge location along the Cam River, at a time that suits your schedule. Board your vessel and glide along the river, admiring the quintessentially English scenery along the way. Listen as your accredited guide shares insights into the historical landmarks you pass, including King’s College Chapel, the Mathematical Bridge, and the Bridge of Sighs, and relax as you're chauffeured along your journey. Orient yourself in the historic city and enjoy the small group nature of the tour. Should the rain strike, enjoy an authentic English experience by wrapping up in a provided blanket and taking shelter under one of the punt’s umbrellas. At the end of your journey, return to the original point of departure, and continue your exploration of Cambridge with new insight into its history and culture.
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Departure Point
Cambridge CB2 1RS, UK Quayside, Cambridge CB5 8AB, UK
Duration
45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Sightseeing cruise (shared punting experience)
  • Umbrellas and woollen blankets
  • Hot water bottles (winter time only)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable river conditions. If canceled, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Your ticket is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Paul T wrote a review Mar 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom21 contributions5 helpful votes
Visited the city from West Yorkshire on a coach trip. Decided on a punt on the river Cam which was a bit expensive but what price memories? The man with the pole, known quaintly as a chauffeur was Dom, he was very knowledgeable in an entertaining way and made the 45 minute
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Zena C wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Thoroughly enjoyable trip. Although a little chilly, we were provided with blankets and extra seats to make us comfortable. George, our chauffeur, was entertaining and well informed and made our trip a delight. He encouraged our interactions and getting us to introduce ourselves
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Dawn1897 wrote a review Mar 2020
118 contributions23 helpful votes
This is a must do in cambridge. We were lucky it was a nice day if only a little cold but they give you blankets. Relaxing way to see the sights of cambridge and the guide really told us a lot of information. One negative is it's a tad on the pricey side but perhaps that's just
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Meg s wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great experience, our American tour guide lady was full of knowledge and delivered a great punt down the river. Well worth a visit
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vjgoobee wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Clara, California89 contributions56 helpful votes
Highly recommending punting with Scudamore. In my opinion, punting was the best way to see the colleges. The view was beautiful and romantic, seeing hundreds years old building on the river. I wouldn't be able to see all those on foot as most colleges were closed to visitors, or
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Emma W
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Fantastic guided tour of The Cam and The Backs!
I was relieved that the self-hire punts were off the water, due to the chilly temperatures, and thrilled to have ha
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Richard-CI
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Great Fun!
Punting on the Cam with Gin and Tonic hampers on the way to our Christmas Lunch - an excellent experience with info
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YubaPrincess
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Informative
The riverboat ride is scenic; it gives a traveller a peek into some of the campuses and pretty gardens in Cambridge
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107alanj
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Give Jake $$
Punter Name: Jake Absolutely amazing tour! Thoroughly enjoyed our guide JAKE. He had the perfect balance of knowle
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Andysutherland
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Autumn on the river
I visited Cambridge for a weekend and stayed locally, got recommended this company for punting from one of the guy
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ashleyk6666
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Love that they’re dog friendly!
We had a great time and brought our pup along with us. Our driver was super friendly, had some great facts, and tre
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theac240
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A must do
Four of us took a tour on a punt and had a great time. David who was our Captain was a lovely lad and told us all a
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147sannev
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Chaotic organization, wonderful tour
We went with the expensive company because they hand out blankets and hot water bags and it was a really cold Satur
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JeffryS_13
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Perfect punting (remember to tip your guide)
Had a terrific, informative, relaxing and fun trip with Scudamore’s. Our guide was knowledgeable and very entertain
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Greg4077
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A beautiful water ride
The young people who push the boats and narrate are personable and very knowledgable. Loved it. Very busy on weeken
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lizl846
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A days punting
Great day out on the river cam, a full 45-60mins your guide tells you all the history of the colleges etc. Well w
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katiejayneeee
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Brilliant Trip !
We had a lovely experience with Scudamores today. The staff at the booking kiosks were really friendly & helpful! O
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Brian M
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Punting on the river with Tom
Excellent time on the River with TOM, the punter. lovely scenes and Tom was very informative and knowledgeable abou
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greatglen
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Punting Around
Great way to relax and enjoy this beautiful city. Seems expensive when you initially rock up, but it’s excellent va
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ty2k
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Romantic trip
Great chauffeur learnt lots of history. Really appreciated the hot water bottles and blankets too! Quite expensive
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  • Duration: 45m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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